Study to Evaluate 99mTc-MIP-1404 SPECT/CT Imaging in Men With Biopsy Proven Low-Grade Prostate Cancer


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  • Site IRB
    • Rochester, Minnesota: 15-008321
    NCT ID: NCT02615067
    Sponsor Protocol Number: MIP-1404-3301

About this study

99mTc-MIP-1404 is a radioactive diagnostic imaging agent indicated for imaging men with newly diagnosed prostate cancer whose biopsy indicates a histopathologic Gleason Score of ≤ 3+4 severity who are candidates for active surveillance and are undergoing voluntary radical prostatectomy (RP) [Cohort A] or routine prostate biopsy [Cohort B]. This Phase 3 study is designed to evaluate the specificity and sensitivity of 99mTc-MIP-1404 SPECT/CT imaging to correctly identify subjects with previously unknown clinically significant prostate cancer.

Participation eligibility

Participant eligibility includes age, gender, type and stage of disease, and previous treatments or health concerns. Guidelines differ from study to study, and identify who can or cannot participate. If you need assistance understanding the eligibility criteria, please contact the study team.

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  • Ability to provide informed consent and willingness to comply with protocol requirements
  • Life expectancy ≥ 6 months

Cohort A only:

  • A diagnostic trans-rectal ultrasound (TRUS)-guided biopsy within 12 months of enrollment showing adenocarcinoma of the prostate gland
  • Within 90 days of consent, serum PSA ≤ 15.0 ng/mL or ≤ 7.5 ng/mL if on 5 α-reductase inhibitors.
  • Candidates for active surveillance and/or a Gleason score ≤3+4
  • Scheduled to undergo radical prostatectomy (RP) with or without pelvic lymph node dissection (PLND)

Cohort B only:

  • Very low risk (VLR) prostate cancer defined by 2016 NCCN Guideline criteria:
  • T1c stage, and
  • PSA < 10 ng/mL, and
  • Gleason score ≤ 6 with < 3 biopsy cores cancer positive and ≤ 50% cancer in any core based on prior prostate biopsy within 24 months of enrollment, and
  • PSA density < 0.15 mg/mL/g
  • Scheduled to undergo a reassessment of prostate cancer staging that includes prostate biopsy as part of routine follow-up


  1. Subjects administered a radioisotope within 5 physical half-lives prior to study drug injection.
  2. Previous treatment with hormonal therapy, surgery (except biopsy), radiation therapy, LHRH analogs, and non-steroidal anti-androgens, for the treatment of prostate cancer or benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH)
  3. Planned androgen or anti-androgen therapy prior to RP surgery or biopsy
  4. Subjects with any medical condition or other circumstances that, in the opinion of the investigator, would significantly interfere with obtaining reliable data, achieving study objectives, or completing the study
  5. Malignancy (not including curatively treated basal or squamous cell carcinoma of the skin) within the previous 5 years. (Ta stage transitional cell carcinoma bladder cancer with negative surveillance cystoscopy within the past 2 years may be included).

Participating Mayo Clinic locations

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Mayo Clinic Location Status

Rochester, Minn.

Mayo Clinic principal investigator

Matthew Tollefson, M.D.

Closed for enrollment

More information


Prostate-specific membrane antigen (PSMA) is a well-established target for developing radiopharmaceuticals for imaging and therapy of prostate cancer (PCa). We have recently reported that novel (99m)Tc-labeled small-molecule PSMA inhibitors bind with high affinity to PSMA-positive tumor cells in vitro and localize in PCa xenografts. This study reports the first, to our knowledge, human data in men with metastatic PCa and in healthy male subjects. Read More on PubMed
Prostate-specific membrane antigen (PSMA) is highly expressed in prostate cancer, and small-molecule radiopharmaceuticals targeting PSMA rapidly detect the location and extent of disease. Here we evaluated preclinically 4 novel (99m)Tc-labeled small-molecule inhibitors of PSMA with the potential for clinical translation for molecular imaging of prostate cancer in humans. Read More on PubMed

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